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Georgian Athletics food drive kicks off holiday season

Published on November 24, 2015

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In the weeks leading up to the holiday break, Georgian Athletics will be running a food drive for needy families in the Barrie Area.

A donation bin will be set up by the Athletics Front Desk (Building J) in which non-perishable food items can be given. Donations will also be accepted at the Grizzlies final three Varsity games of the semester:

Wednesday, November 25 – Basketball @ 6 & 8pm
Saturday, November 28 – Volleyball @ 6 & 8pm
Sunday, November 29 – Basketball @ 1pm

Bring your stuffed Teddy Bear’s to Sunday afternoon’s finale as well; during the break between first and second quarter a teddy toss will take place! Closest to the marker will go home with a gift, and all bears will be donated to a worthy cause.

Thanks for your support!

Georgian co-sponsoring Artrepreneur Barrie workshop

Published on November 24, 2015

Woman works on a piece of jewelleryGeorgian College – in partnership with York Region Arts Council, the City of Barrie and – will sponsor the first co-hort of Artrepreneur Barrie, a series of weekly workshops featuring assignments, mentorships and a final presentation for creative entrepreneurs aged 18 and older. The series, which takes pace at the Barrie Campus, starts Jan. 12, 2016.  Continue reading

Universal bus pass results

Published on November 24, 2015

Over the past week, Barrie and Orillia GCSA facilitated a referendum  to ask students if they would want a universal bus pass. All eligible Georgian and Laurentian students were sent an email with a secure link to vote online. The results are below.

Based on the results, there will be no universal bus pass at this time. However, GCSA is always looking for ways to help students financially, and is reviewing all the feedback to see if there are other opportunities to assist students.


Yes   41%   1,354 students
No    59%   1,967 students
3321 total voters
38% turnout


Yes   37%   255 students
No    63%   434 students
689 total voters
43% turnout

Where to get information on campus closures

Published on November 24, 2015

Winter weather means you need to be prepared
Winter weather means you need to be prepared

Wondering if your campus is closed due to poor weather conditions? There are a number of ways you can find out:

  • Check the Georgian College website
  • Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates
  • Log in to Blackboard
  • Call in to your campus
  • Tune in to your local media (including radio and television)

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Dual credit program helps young mom achieve career goals

Published on November 23, 2015


School College initiativeKaralissa Schroeder’s first attempt at taking a dual credit was short-lived. She had to withdraw from the course when she discovered she was pregnant. But now with a three-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son, Karalissa is enrolled in full-time studies thanks to the help of the dual credit program. Continue reading

Georgian College Orillia Campus hosts two events to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women

Published on November 23, 2015

Chief-Isadore-DayWebEvery Indigenous woman and girl should feel safe wherever they live in Canada. The Aboriginal Centre at Georgian College’s Orillia Campus is hosting two events to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

On Monday, Nov. 30 Regional Grand Chief Isadore Day, of the Chiefs of Ontario Office, will speak about the “Who is She” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to find the root causes, provide recommendations, and create tangible solutions to end violence against Indigenous women and girls in Aboriginal communities and on the streets of Canadian towns and cities. The campaign will also allow people to honour the lives of the women and girls who have gone missing or have been murdered.

Chief Day will facilitate a discussion to develop a concrete plan to stem the tide and prevent more women from disappearing. The presentation and discussion will take place in the theatre from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a meet and greet in the Aboriginal Resource Centre. For more information about the campaign, visit

“Prior to the new Liberal government, a national inquiry into the missing or murdered Aboriginal women was not seen as a need,” says Dawn Ireland-Noganosh, Aboriginal Services.

“The stark reality of those missing and murdered women is that they do possess a name and are significant to our families, communities, culture and our ceremonies. A national inquiry needs to be a collaboration with the families of these women, and needs to be directed by them, not for them. Through Georgian’s Aboriginal Resource Center and this meeting of the minds with Chief Day, hopefully we can help shape this inquiry.”

On Friday, Dec. 4, Georgian will host a screening of the film Highway of Tears in the theatre at 1 p.m. The film, directed by Matt Smiley, is about missing or murdered women along a 724-kilometre stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. The film will be introduced by Gladys Radek. Radek is a co-founder of Walk4Justice, a series of walks that bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

The screening will be followed by an introduction to the REDress Project created by Jaime Black. REDress focuses on the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada and is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to the issue. For more information on the project visit,

“As an advocate for Aboriginal women, it is my hope, via the Aboriginal Resource Centre, to create awareness, education and prevention with the tools that have been created and developed within our school community as well as reaching out to other resources, such as this film,” says Ireland-Noganosh.

Donations to the “Who is She” campaign and Tears4Justice would be appreciated.

Grizzlies Volleyball headed to Toronto to take on Huskies

Published on November 23, 2015


The Georgian Grizzlies Volleyball teams will head south on Wednesday to visit the George Brown Huskies for a pair of crucial late semester match-ups.

The 6-1 Men’s team, coming off their first loss of the season, will be looking to bounce back and stay atop the Eastern Division standings. The Grizzlies calling card has been a dominant power game, one that has four players averaging at least 1.5 kills per set. Middle Darien Haynes has become perhaps the provinces most dominant at his position, while the trio of Jason Grimm, Jake Edwards and Trevor Recalla form an imposing set of outside hitters. First year setter Liam Gray has also been huge, ranking among the provinces top five in service aces and assists per set.

For the 3-4 Women’s team, there record could easily be 5-2 if not for a couple of down to the wire five-set losses. The Grizzlies have been led by the trio of Brittany Coughlin, Kathryn Marks and Quinn McGregor. The three are averaging nearly ten points per set, and along with setter Katharyn Avery form an impressive front-court. Georgian currently ranks among Ontario’s top five in total attacks, service aces, service aces per set and errors.

Wednesday night will mark the second last game of the semester for both teams, and each are looking to head into the season’s second half with as much momentum as possible.

The Women’s first serve is set for 6pm, while the Men’s game will get underway at 8pm.

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Grizzlies Basketball looking to bounce back at home

Published on November 23, 2015


With the season’s first half winding down, Georgian’s Basketball teams are set to host Seneca on Wednesday night looking to head into the holiday break with some momentum.

The Men’s team have been dealing with injuries all year; All-Canadian Teq Zwarych has been out since late October, while second leading scorer Connor Laronde will be missing for the rest of the semester. Despite the tough start the Grizzlies are just one game back in the win column from a playoff spot; a pair of victories to close out November would go a long way towards turning the season around.

The back-court duo of Justin Mitchell and Anthony Meggo will be looked upon the pick up the scoring slack; the pair are averaging over nineteen points a night and hitting nearly three triples a game. On the interior, Glody Madymba and Wes Jones are combining for over ten rebounds a game; Jones is also among the provinces leaders in blocks.

It will be the last game of the semester for the Women’s team, who despite their 1-5 record have shown steady improvement. The Grizzlies nearly beat perennial Eastern powers Durham and Algonquin, and are among the provinces stingiest defensive units. Offensively veterans Keshia Jacques and Erial Barnard have led the way, averaging twenty one points a night while also being among Georgian’s best shooters from the field.

The Women’s game is set to tip-off at 6pm, while the Men get underway at 8pm.

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